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Elucidating the neural mechanisms of stress: a 13C-NMR study of glutamate and neuronal-glial interactions

13C-Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (13C-MRS) is an emerging imaging modality that allows the measurement of concentrations and synthesis rates of glutamate, glutamine and GABA with more...

Supervisor(s): Lagopoulos, Jim (Associate Professor)

Prostate cancer metabolism – investigating the role of lipid metabolism and the microenvironment

This project aims to investigate potential interaction the different cell types near the prostate gland and how changes in androgen signalling alters this relationship. It also aims more...

Supervisor(s): Hoy, Andrew (Dr)

Amino acid sensing mechanisms in human biology.

Amino acid sensing mechanisms determine how dietary protein regulates appetite and satiety, how feeding influences endocrine responses and how nutrition can direct cell fate in brea more...

Supervisor(s): Conigrave, Arthur (Professor)

The Role of PPAR gamma in thyroid cancer

Differentiation therapy for thyroid cancer by targeting the fusion gene PAX8-PPARgamma. more...

Supervisor(s): Clifton-Bligh, Roderick (Dr)

Melatonin as a treatment for Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

The project will characterise the behavioural and physiological phenotype of DSPD and examine the efficacy of melatonin as a treatment for DSPD. more...

Supervisor(s): Grunstein, Ron (Professor)

Improving weight loss outcomes via intermittent very low energy diets

This project aims to determine whether intermittent use of a very low energy diet (VLED) produces greater, more efficient, or longer lasting weight loss than continuous VLED use. more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Link between ATP supply and consumption in the maintenance of the shape of the red blood cell in normal and disease states

The link between the main energy supply (ATP from glycolysis) and its consumption by the cytoskeleton will be studied by using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, compute more...

Supervisor(s): Kuchel, Philip (Professor)

How reliable are body composition monitoring scales?

This project aims to determine the accuracy and precision of body composition monitoring scales that are commonly available to the general public (e.g. wireless tracking devices). more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Does fast weight loss influence cognitive function in obese adults?

This project aims to determine the impact of increasingly popular yet severely energy-restricted diets on cognitive function in obese adults. more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Diagnosis of mitochondrial disorders using whole genome sequencing

Our team is interested in improving diagnosis of mitochondrial disorders and is using next generation DNA sequencing technologies to identify their genetic causes. We then use a ran more...

Supervisor(s): Christodoulou AM, John (Professor)